A round-up of some of the top performances by British athletes both in the UK and overseas

While the biggest road race of the weekend was the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, there was plenty of other action on the roads and cross-country.

Race walk

RWA Festival of Race Walking/International Competition, Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, October 2

Heather Lewis won the women’s 20km walk in 1:38:22 ahead of junior Emma Achurch’s British record 1:43:26.

Cameron Corbishley won the men’s race in 1:33:00.

Helder Santos of Portugal won the men’s 50km walk in 4:32:56.

Ireland’s Andrew Carroll (25:27) and Niamh O’Connor (25:51) won the Nihill Trophy junior international 5km races.

Ian Richards’ report and Mark Easton’s photographs will appear in this week’s AW magazine.


Bournemouth Marathon, October 2

Stanley Kiprotich Bett won the marathon in 2:17:59 while Eddah Jepkosgei made it a Kenyan double by winning the women’s race in 2:40:38.

Alex Wall-Clarke won the men’s half-marathon in 71:04 while Emma Dews won the women’s race in 81:24.

MBNA Chester Marathon, October 2

Ben Fish, who was third last year, won the men’s race in 2:24:05.

Katie Jones won the women’s race in 2:53:36.

Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon, October 2

Russian Aleksey Troshkin won the men’s race in 2:18:28 while Ireland’s Nollaigh O’Neill won the women’s race in 3:01:48.

Welsh Mile Road Championships, Cardiff, October 1

Andrew Wright narrowly won the senior men’s race in 4:21 from Tom Marshall and James Thie.

Katherine Marshall’s 5:02 won the women’s race just ahead of Jade Williams.

Cross country

Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational Cross Country, South Bend, September 30

British women placed three in the top five with Alice Wright second in 16:16.0, Bethan Knights third in 16:21.8 and Calli Thackery fifth in 16:30.9.

Washington Invitational Cross Country, Seattle, October 1

Amy-Eloise Neale finished third in 19:47.2.

Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival, Fayetteville, October 1

Alex George finished second man in 23:33.2.

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